House Republicans on Tuesday introduced a bill that would ban the use of federal funds for drag queen performances and other sexually oriented programs aimed at young children.
"This commonsense bill is straightforward. No federal tax dollars should go to any federal, state, or local government agencies, or private organizations that intentionally expose children under 10 years of age to sexually explicit material."
The bill states that "it is the sense of Congress" that while parents may choose how and when to expose their children to "material of a sexual nature," federal funds shouldn't be used to "expose children under 10 years of age to sexually-oriented material."
"No federal funds may be made available to develop, implement, facilitate, or fund any sexually-oriented program, event, or literature for children under the age of 10, including hosting or promoting any program, event, or literature involving sexually-oriented material, or any program, event, or literature that exposes children under the age of 10 to nude adults, individuals who are stripping, or lewd or lascivious dancing," the bill states, in part.
According to the bill, federal taxpayer dollars have been used to fund sexual education for children under 10, including the purchase of literature and materials that teach preadolescent children about masturbation, pornography, sexual acts, and gender transition.
"Sexually oriented events" such as drag queen story hours and burlesque shows have been funded by taxpayer money through federal grants, hosted by private organizations and state and local government agencies, as well as on federal property during family-oriented events.
Radical Gender Theory in SchoolsThe teaching of these sexually oriented programs is happening as early as kindergarten, where concepts of sexuality, sexual orientation, transgenderism, and gender ideology are being introduced, according to the bill.
The bill defines "sexually oriented" as any depiction, description, or simulation of sexual activity, any lewd or lascivious depiction or description of human genitals, or any topic involving sexual orientation, gender identity, gender dysphoria, or related subjects.
Johnson's bill is supported by 32 other House Republicans who agree that children should be learning about reading, writing, and math, not radical gender theory, according to Johnson's office.
Under the legislation, parents would be able to sue any public or private entity that uses federal dollars to expose their young children to sexually explicit materials or programs.
Those organizations found to have violated the proposed law more than once in a five-year period would lose access to federal funds for three years.